The table below looks at the statistics for MCSD in IT jobs advertised for the London region. Included is a guide to the average salaries offered in IT jobs that have cited MCSD over the 3 months to 2 June 2015 with a comparison to the same period in the previous 2 years.

Location
3 months to
2 Jun 2015
Same period 2014 Same period 2013
Microsoft Certified Solutions Developer (MCSD)
Rank 573 394 305
Rank change year-on-year
-179 -89
Permanent jobs citing MCSD 46 288 361
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 0.11% 0.59% 0.84%
As % of the Qualifications category 0.41% 2.29% 3.30%
Number of salaries quoted 45 286 349
Average salary £40,000 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
-20.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £22,500 £35,000 £35,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £62,500 £62,500
UK excluding London average salary £45,000 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+12.50% -
MCSD
England

The following table is for comparison with the above and provides statistics for the entire Qualifications category in permanent jobs advertised in the London region.

Qualifications Category
London
Permanent IT job ads with a match in the
Qualifications category
11177 12554 10926
As % of all permanent IT jobs located in London 25.89% 25.71% 25.41%
Number of salaries quoted 9109 10221 8911
Average salary £52,500 £50,000 £50,000
Average salary % change year-on-year
+5.00% -
90% offered a salary of more than £30,000 £30,000 £30,000
10% offered a salary of more than £75,000 £72,500 £75,000
UK excluding London average salary £42,500 £40,000 £40,000
% change year-on-year
+6.25% -

MCSD
Jobs Demand Trend in London

This chart provides a 3-month moving total of permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region as a proportion of the total demand within the Qualifications category.

MCSD Jobs Demand Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Trend in London

This chart provides the 3-month moving average for salaries quoted in permanent IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region.

MCSD Salary Trend in London

MCSD
Salary Histogram in London

This chart provides a salary histogram for IT jobs citing MCSD across the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015.

MCSD Salary Histogram in London

MCSD
Job Locations in London

The table below looks at the demand and provides a guide to the average salaries quoted in IT jobs citing MCSD within the London region over the 3 months to 2 June 2015. The 'Rank Change' column provides an indication of the change in demand within each location based on the same 3 month period last year.

Location
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statistics and historical trends)
Rank Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Matching
Permanent
IT Job Ads
Average Salary
Last 3 Months
Average Salary
% Change
on Same Period
Last Year
Live
Job
Vacancies
City of London +38 9 £60,000 +4.34% 5
Croydon - 5 £30,000 -
Romford - 1 £37,500 -
MCSD
England

MCSD
Top 30 Related IT Skills in London

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills in order of popularity. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD.

1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 95 (95.96%) .NET
3 92 (92.93%) C#
4 77 (77.78%) SQL Server
5 73 (73.74%) ASP.NET
6 70 (70.71%) Microsoft
7 69 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
8 55 (55.56%) MVC
9 51 (51.52%) .NET Framework
10 48 (48.48%) Degree
11 47 (47.47%) MCAD
12 41 (41.41%) JavaScript
12 41 (41.41%) ASP.NET MVC
13 40 (40.40%) MCTS
13 40 (40.40%) SQL
14 39 (39.39%) MCP
15 35 (35.35%) SharePoint
16 34 (34.34%) Scrum
17 33 (33.33%) NUnit
17 33 (33.33%) MS Excel
18 32 (32.32%) TDD
18 32 (32.32%) MCPD
19 29 (29.29%) Finance
20 28 (28.28%) CSS
21 27 (27.27%) NHibernate
21 27 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
21 27 (27.27%) LINQ
21 27 (27.27%) BDD
22 26 (26.26%) Rhino Mocks
22 26 (26.26%) Moq

MCSD
Top Related IT Skills in London by Category

For the 6 months to 2 June 2015, IT jobs across the London region citing MCSD also mentioned the following IT skills grouped by category. The figures indicate the number of jobs and their proportion against the total number of IT job ads sampled that cited MCSD. Up to 20 skills are shown per category.

Application Platforms
1 35 (35.35%) SharePoint
2 25 (25.25%) SharePoint 2013
3 16 (16.16%) SharePoint 2010
4 15 (15.15%) IIS
4 15 (15.15%) BizTalk Server
5 5 (5.05%) SharePoint Server
6 1 (1.01%) Office Communications Server
Applications
1 33 (33.33%) MS Excel
2 15 (15.15%) MS Office
3 6 (6.06%) InfoPath
Business Applications
1 21 (21.21%) Dynamics CRM
2 3 (3.03%) Cognos TM1
3 2 (2.02%) SAP Oil and Gas
Cloud Services
1 26 (26.26%) Microsoft Azure
2 10 (10.10%) Office 365
3 1 (1.01%) Amazon AWS
Communications & Networking
1 1 (1.01%) VLAN
1 1 (1.01%) Network Security
1 1 (1.01%) Internet
Database & Business Intelligence
1 77 (77.78%) SQL Server
2 27 (27.27%) SQL Server Reporting Services
3 21 (21.21%) SQL Server 2008
4 17 (17.17%) SQL Server Integration Services
5 10 (10.10%) SQL Server Analysis Services
6 9 (9.09%) SQL Server 2005
7 6 (6.06%) Relational Database
7 6 (6.06%) SQL Server 2012
8 5 (5.05%) Microsoft Analysis Services
8 5 (5.05%) Data Warehouse
8 5 (5.05%) Data Mining
9 3 (3.03%) NoSQL
9 3 (3.03%) Cognos Transformer
9 3 (3.03%) BODI
9 3 (3.03%) Oracle OLAP
9 3 (3.03%) Kalido
9 3 (3.03%) ReportNet
9 3 (3.03%) NovaView
9 3 (3.03%) Informix
9 3 (3.03%) Ingres
Development Applications
1 33 (33.33%) NUnit
2 26 (26.26%) Rhino Mocks
2 26 (26.26%) Moq
3 18 (18.18%) Visual Studio
4 9 (9.09%) Team Foundation Server
5 8 (8.08%) MSBuild
6 7 (7.07%) Visual Studio Team System
6 7 (7.07%) CruiseControl
7 1 (1.01%) Git (software)
General
1 29 (29.29%) Finance
2 26 (26.26%) Games
3 8 (8.08%) Legal
4 6 (6.06%) Law
5 4 (4.04%) Retail
5 4 (4.04%) Financial Institution
6 2 (2.02%) Electronics
6 2 (2.02%) Telecoms
6 2 (2.02%) Manufacturing
6 2 (2.02%) Marketing
7 1 (1.01%) Advertising
7 1 (1.01%) Back Office
Job Titles
1 77 (77.78%) Developer
2 45 (45.45%) .NET Developer
3 27 (27.27%) Graduate
4 26 (26.26%) Junior
4 26 (26.26%) Junior .NET Developer
4 26 (26.26%) Junior Developer
5 21 (21.21%) Consultant
6 17 (17.17%) Applications Developer
7 12 (12.12%) Senior Developer
7 12 (12.12%) Applications Support
8 11 (11.11%) SharePoint Consultant
9 9 (9.09%) Architect
9 9 (9.09%) Principal Consultant
9 9 (9.09%) ASP.NET Developer
10 8 (8.08%) Software Developer
10 8 (8.08%) SharePoint Architect
10 8 (8.08%) .NET Applications Developer
11 7 (7.07%) CRM Developer
11 7 (7.07%) Software Programmer
11 7 (7.07%) Microsoft Developer
Libraries, Frameworks & Software Standards
1 95 (95.96%) .NET
2 73 (73.74%) ASP.NET
3 51 (51.52%) .NET Framework
4 41 (41.41%) ASP.NET MVC
5 28 (28.28%) CSS
6 27 (27.27%) NHibernate
6 27 (27.27%) LINQ
7 26 (26.26%) HTML
8 23 (23.23%) WCF
9 18 (18.18%) jQuery
10 14 (14.14%) Ajax
11 13 (13.13%) ASP.NET Web Forms
11 13 (13.13%) CSS3
11 13 (13.13%) XSLT
12 12 (12.12%) Entity Framework
13 11 (11.11%) WPF
13 11 (11.11%) ADO.NET
14 9 (9.09%) Microsoft Enterprise Library
15 8 (8.08%) Silverlight
16 7 (7.07%) WF
Miscellaneous
1 15 (15.15%) Computer Science
2 7 (7.07%) Analytical Skills
3 5 (5.05%) Management Information System
4 2 (2.02%) DTV
5 1 (1.01%) Hedge funds
5 1 (1.01%) Enterprise Software
5 1 (1.01%) Cryptography
Operating Systems
1 23 (23.23%) Windows
2 2 (2.02%) UNIX
2 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2012
2 2 (2.02%) Windows Server 2008
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Phone 7
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Phone 8
3 1 (1.01%) Windows 8
3 1 (1.01%) Windows Phone
3 1 (1.01%) AIX
3 1 (1.01%) Solaris
Processes & Methodologies
1 69 (69.70%) Agile Software Development
2 55 (55.56%) MVC
3 34 (34.34%) Scrum
4 32 (32.32%) TDD
5 27 (27.27%) BDD
6 26 (26.26%) Web Application Development
6 26 (26.26%) Kanban
7 21 (21.21%) CRM
8 20 (20.20%) OO
9 16 (16.16%) Unit Testing
10 14 (14.14%) OOA/OOD
11 12 (12.12%) Project Management
12 10 (10.10%) Business Development
13 9 (9.09%) Software Engineering
13 9 (9.09%) UML
13 9 (9.09%) Software Delivery
14 8 (8.08%) SDLC
14 8 (8.08%) Migration
14 8 (8.08%) Business Intelligence
14 8 (8.08%) Content Management
Programming Languages
1 92 (92.93%) C#
2 41 (41.41%) JavaScript
3 40 (40.40%) SQL
4 22 (22.22%) T-SQL
5 9 (9.09%) VBA
6 6 (6.06%) VB.NET
7 4 (4.04%) XPath
8 2 (2.02%) PowerShell
9 1 (1.01%) OCaml
9 1 (1.01%) XAML
9 1 (1.01%) Java
9 1 (1.01%) C++
Qualifications
1 99 (100.00%) Microsoft Certification
2 48 (48.48%) Degree
3 47 (47.47%) MCAD
4 40 (40.40%) MCTS
5 39 (39.39%) MCP
6 32 (32.32%) MCPD
7 13 (13.13%) MCITP
7 13 (13.13%) MCDBA
8 9 (9.09%) Security Cleared
8 9 (9.09%) SC Cleared
9 8 (8.08%) DV Cleared
10 1 (1.01%) VMware Certified Professional (VCP)
10 1 (1.01%) ISEB
10 1 (1.01%) CCA
10 1 (1.01%) Citrix Certification
10 1 (1.01%) CCEA
10 1 (1.01%) CISSP
10 1 (1.01%) MCSE
10 1 (1.01%) MCSA
Quality Assurance & Compliance
1 4 (4.04%) ISO 9001
2 1 (1.01%) ISO/IEC 27001
2 1 (1.01%) PCI DSS
System Software
1 1 (1.01%) VMware Infrastructure
1 1 (1.01%) Active Directory
Vendors
1 70 (70.71%) Microsoft
2 6 (6.06%) Oracle
3 5 (5.05%) SAP
4 4 (4.04%) Hitachi
5 3 (3.03%) Applix
5 3 (3.03%) Ab Initio
5 3 (3.03%) Cognos
5 3 (3.03%) Siebel
5 3 (3.03%) Hyperion
5 3 (3.03%) Informatica
5 3 (3.03%) MicroStrategy
5 3 (3.03%) JD Edwards
5 3 (3.03%) Sun
5 3 (3.03%) Sybase
5 3 (3.03%) Business Objects
6 1 (1.01%) VMware
6 1 (1.01%) Telerik
6 1 (1.01%) Infragistics
6 1 (1.01%) Citrix
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